The Franklinton Lady Demons went 2-0 on their 2021 season opener in tournament play.
The Lady Demons softball team had a successful day Saturday when they beat Albany and St. Thomas Aquinas. The Lady Demons had a great day offensively, racking up 19 hits vs Albany and 12 hits vs St. Thomas Aquinas.
Game one: Franklinton vs Albany
Bottom of the 1st, Ashlyn Welch singles, steals second, and advances to 3rd on a single by Brylie Fowler. Albanie Fussell singles, scoring Welch.
Bottom of the 2nd, Skylar Branch homers on a fly ball to center field. Aleigha Fussell doubles, Aayah Faour singles, courtesy runner Caylin Turnage scores. Fowler doubles on a fly ball and Faour scores.
Top of the 3rd, Loranger scores
Bottom of the 4th, Faour singles, Welch singles, and Fowler singles scoring Faour and Welch. KK Schexnider singles, Albanie doubles and Fowler scores. Missouri Varnado singles scoring Schexnider. Branch singles scoring Albanie. Aleigha singles, Brooks singles, and Branch scores.
Bottom of the 5th, Welch singles, Fowler walks, Varnado walks and Branch singles on a line drive scoring Branch.
Aleigha Fussell was credited with the victory, surrendering zero runs on zero hits over two innings, striking out four. Branch threw three innings in relief.
Welch (CF) 3-4 (2R)
Fowler (2B) 3-3 (3RBI), (2R)
Schexnider (SS) 1-4 (1R)
Albanie Fussell (C) 2-4 (2RBI), (1R)
Varnado (3B) 2-3 (1RBI)
Branch (P, 1B) 3-4 (3RBI), (2R)
Aleigha Fussell (P, 1B) 2-3
Brooks (RF) 1RBI
Faour (LF) 2-3 (RBI), (2R)
Game Two: Franklinton vs St. Thomas Aquinas
Top of the 1st, St. Thomas scores
Bottom of the 1st, Welch singles, Fowler reaches, Albanie singles, and Welch scores. Branch singles, Brooks reaches, scoring Fowler. Aleigha Fussell hits a sacrifice fly and Albanie scores.
Top of the 3rd, Schexnider singles, Albanie singles, Branch singles scoring Schexnider. Brooks bats in a run and Albanie scores.
Bottom of the 6th, Welch doubles, Fowler singles, Schexnider singles, scoring Welch. Albanie reaches on an error Fowler scores.
Aleigha Fussell was credited with the victory for the Lady Demons, throwing all seven innings.
Welch 2-4 (2B) (2R)
Fowler 1-4 (2R)
Schexnider 2-4 (2R) (1RBI)
Albanie (2-4) (2R) (1RBI)
Branch (3-4) (1RBI)
Brooks (2-4) (2RBI)
In photo above, Skylar Branch of FHS crosses home plate after her home run.